[Samba] Joining a domain controller with a conflict name

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Wed Apr 13 23:51:24 GMT 2005

On Wed, 2005-04-13 at 16:41 -0700, Ephi Dror wrote:
> Hi Andrew,
> Thanks Andrew for your reply.
> I was not quite understood one thing.
> Did you mean that "Yes", there is a way to prevent joining a domain with
> using  another server name or did you mean "Yes" that IT must make sure
> the name is unique and no computer with this name is already part of
> this domain when joining a domain.

This is the sole responsibility of the IT department.  Like windows,
Samba will use the name it is given.

It is not possible to reliably determine the difference between a
machine that is rejoining the domain (say after catastrophic hardware
failure, or simply an failure in the trust account) and a duplicate
machine, elsewhere in the domain.  

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                                http://samba.org/~abartlet/
Authentication Developer, Samba Team           http://samba.org
Student Network Administrator, Hawker College  http://hawkerc.net
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